I have a quick question. I am a math/science person and I want to study the three sciences and math, nevertheless if I was going to take IB Diploma I would have to take up the 7th subject.
However, getting back to the question, are IB courses accepted and respected by notable universities such as: Imperial College, Oxford, MIT, etc. ?
Would I be at a disadvantage if I presented results from the subjects that the university requires, however after finishing IB courses instead of IB Diploma?
and yes, they do get recognized worldwide by all prestigious universities - I personally think the A-level-over-IB-students thing to be bull. I have friends in Williams College, UCL, Imperial, NYU, King's College etc who have taken the IB. I myself have received offers from University of Bristol as well (so far)
the three sciences and 1 math won't work - like you said, if you really liked them, you would most probably take them at Higher Levels and 3 Higher Levels - including Math is crazy enough for you to handle. you'll have to let 1 science go. the reason is that you'll have a lot of IAs to deal with and you won't find time to do 4 of them, unless you almost completely abandon your social and personal life. I have a friend who did 4 Higher Levels, but it was economics, math, chinese and chemistry - as chinese had only IOCs, she did fine but she had to work really hard.
The school that I currently attend to said, that next year I can have a choice between either taking IB Diploma or IB Courses.
I don't need to firstly finish IB Diploma to take up Courses. From what I can understand you are saying that this is not right?
And thats the issue I have with taking IB Diploma with 4 higher level courses, thats why I would prefer to do IB Courses and just do the 4 subjects I enjoy and I can excel in.
good luck! sorry I couldn't help, because I've never heard of IB courses before